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General: Blizzard's Titan Reset for 2016 & Official Statement



  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,912Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    This REALLY makes me hopeful for EQNext, on a personal note.

    It was an idea which I had too.

    I wonder what to make of the Titan delay. One can assume that Blizzard always kept an eye on the market, and what we see is, that WOW-type MMOs (pure themeparks) are just reaching the end of the road. I'd say TESO will probably be the last Triple A MMO of that sort. MMOs without any sandbox elements are just at the end of the line, as I see it. So Blizz maybe realized that one does not simply make a WOW clone. Even if you are Blizzard.

    Still, it may leave an awfully long gap for them. I hardly think WOW will keep high subs for much longer. Once a serious downspiral accelerates, WOW may go down much, much faster than we think. And then they have a long gap between their games.

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

  • ThaneUlfgarThaneUlfgar Akron, OHPosts: 283Member
    As annoying as it is to not even know what this game is yet, I appreciate the fact that Blizzard takes its time, instead of rushing out an unfinished product. *cough Warhammer Online cough*
  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterPosts: 791Member Uncommon

    Well Bungie will be happier now then :) , Destiny has a 2 year head start and isn't the second game pegged for around 2016 ? Then the third about 2 more years after that. I was going to look into Titan , just because it's supposedly a sci-fi MMO. We might even get a western release of PSO2 before Titan now lol.

    Yeah I guess the door is open for ESO , Wildstar and EQNext. Not sure what the reason for most developers opting for the sandbox , off the back of what evidence ? Anyways maybe ESO will be one of the last themepark MMO's for the next few years , very weird. Let's hope all this sandbox obsession doesn't backfire.



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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 21,621Member Epic
    Originally posted by InsaneDalek
    This article of course assumes that anybody gives a sh*t about Titan anymore. Hate to break it to you, but that ship's sailed, circumvented the globe, and come back bearing exotic spices. Titan hasn't been relevant to anyone but the most rabidly fervent of Blizzard fans in half a decade.

    My sense is that when it finally does come out it will garner enough interest, praise, hype to gather back all the people who were initially interested.

    There seems to be a trend with "some" gamers that, when they find out an anticipated game is delayed or set for a far release they stomp their feet, cry "If I can't have it now then I'm never buying it" and then they pick up their toys and go.

    When the game is released it will be judged on its merit. doesn't matter if people were waiting for it or not.

    Or better yet, people shouldn't wait. "What? X game company is working on a particular game? Sharks with Lasers? Sounds great, can't wait to see what it turns out to be when they eventually release it".

  • BrodieBroosBrodieBroos St. Charles, MOPosts: 32Member
    Baahahahahaha to funny.
  • IssieaIssiea SydneyPosts: 75Member

    So this wont be coming out for ages if it even comes out at all.


    Maybe they are changing the core game mechanics to a newer engine of sorts?  This kind of makes sense because designers and such wouldn't be needed while this is taking place, so they get reassigned until needed again?  Just a speculation on my part, I don't have much knowledge on these things.


    Too bad though, I was looking forward to trying out the new game sooner.  Oh well.

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by Nikopol
    Some pretty wild theories here. Use some logic people! Here's what happened: Blizzard wanted to make a true blue Cthulhu mythos dark fantasy game. What they didn't expect, though, was Cthulhu himself showing up! And demanding ownership! Or... ...or, you know, "else"... Blizzard being Blizzard, of course they wouldn't give ownership to some old deity whose name they couldn't pronounce without spitting their mouthful of pie... so they said "jus eff dis!", and decided they could make a knock-off Cthulhu mythos instead, using the assets in hand. But... Cthulhu ate those assets! You heard that right: Blizzard has gone back to the drawing board to start from scratch, because Cthulhu ate their game! There you have it. No need to come up with some mad conspiracy theory.

    Probably one of the least biased and most logical speculation I've rad on this subject today.

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,299Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IridescentOrk
    I say good call. There are too many games I want to play and don't have time for all.

    He, he, .... exactly mine problem. :-)) Never been so many mediocre games on market but at same time never in past there were so many good games I want to play. :-))

  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,472Member Uncommon
    I had hoped that maybe, for once, Blizzard was going to do something original.  This announcement doesn't bode well for that hope nor does it give me any confidence that they are willing to do anything original with the reset.

  • RazimusRazimus Solvang, CAPosts: 126Member Uncommon

    haha blizzard are clueless, they are now as bad as EA, diablo 3 was a bomb (they lied about full pvp), heard titan was going to be a space sim thing? if so it would have bombed compared to Star Citizen, this whole move was based on one question, "will it compete with star citizen?" the answer is a a big no! new kings and old kings of the gaming industry will rise up.

    --- Razimus

  • Shadowguy64Shadowguy64 Rohnert Park, CAPosts: 848Member
    Originally posted by Vorthanion
    I had hoped that maybe, for once, Blizzard was going to do something original.  This announcement doesn't bode well for that hope nor does it give me any confidence that they are willing to do anything original with the reset.


    How can you possibly come to that conclusion. There is literally ZERO official information on the game other than it being a new IP. Nobody on this site knows anything nor can they come to any legitimate conclusion. it's all 100% guesswork.

  • DatastarDatastar Austin, TXPosts: 245Member Uncommon
    Blizzard is on a downward spiral similar to what one sees when you flush a toilet, they are a prime example of what happens when you replace passionate quality game design with cash grab tactics.  The only game they have that's remotely fun is Diablo 2 and its over 10 years old.
  • JycesJyces Essex, ONPosts: 7Member Common
    I'm not disappointed. What was therereally  to look forward to? All we knew is that Blizzard was working on a new game, but were never given any real information about this project. Regardless, this is great news for upcoming MMO's - especially one such as The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO). Elder Scrolls series already has a huge fan following (due to previous titles released), and this time gap will only work with them. I do believe this game will be the next "WoW" in terms of popularity, if they go about it correctly.
  • VodunVodun North Bay, ONPosts: 85Member Uncommon

    This probably good news, we can only hope. I believe MMO development as a whole needs a "reboot. The time has past, for me anyway, where a game is designed around random mob killing/boss killing/collecting things/running here to talk to this NPC. I do enjoy crafting in a guild setting, where what you make is useful. Even then they will end up vendoring it not too long after, when they find a better item or out level it.


    My two cents.

  • GilnidorGilnidor GevaliaPosts: 107Member Uncommon

    About the EQNext

    /agree with you there Bill


  • GilnidorGilnidor GevaliaPosts: 107Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Volgore
    Blizzard's problem is obviously that currently there aren't any good titles on the market of which they can blatantly copy+paste features into Titan. Remember that WoW was made of Eq/Eq2 and Blizzard has been living on SOE's ideas for so long, so they decided to wait it out until at least EQNext is released and gives Blizzard some material to further "develop" their own title.  

    Well lets not forget Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Meridian 59. A lot was borrowed from those titles also :)


  • todboindtodboind Edmonton, ABPosts: 2Member
    The MMO market is changing and The Great and all Powerful Blizz is seeing its market share go slowly down.  With the amount of negative feedback and backlash from D3, Mists of Pandaria and  the dumbing down of WOW to make it more new player friendly;  I think they are beginning to realize that the " if we make it then they play it" attitude  is not flying anymore. When we add in how they stack up against games like TERA and RIFT that have way better graphics in my opinion, its smart to see them start back from the beginning. 
  • TrojunTrojun Maryland Heights, MOPosts: 6Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    This REALLY makes me hopeful for EQNext, on a personal note.

    Agreed there.

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 7,024Member Epic
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    This REALLY makes me hopeful for EQNext, on a personal note.

    Seems we ride the same boat!!!!

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  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 421Member Uncommon
    Seems to me like they took a look at what gamers are interested in now and decided they better kick it up a notch or two. Lesson taken from Square Enix I think, FFXIV is looking to be pretty serious atm.

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